Upgrading aftermarket to SSD

Hello I'm a college student looking for a new laptop, in my search for the right laptop I realize that some companies (sony in particular) commit highway robbery when giving you customization options for SSDs.

I am not kidding some of these SSDs cost 2-3 times more than what I can find on newegg.com

So I was wondering if it is possible to upgrade (myself) some base crappy HDD to a sleek SSD after I get the laptop. The specific ones I'm looking at are




Thanks a ton!
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  1. I think that is a great idea.
    The main thing is to verify that the original hard drive has a sata connection, and what the size(thickness) is.

    You might do some google searching using the specific model # and terms like "SSD replacement"

    I did this on a thinkpad T61 and it transformed the machine.

    Some SSD vendors offer software and a usb adapter to do the job.

    It is not clear to me what happens if the original hard drive is larger than the new SSD. I think some cloning software will work, but possibly not.

    I have used Intel ssd migration tool to clone to a intel ssd, and it worked fine.

    If you really had to, just install windows clean on the ssd. You can reuse the oem activation code that should be on a sticker someplace.
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